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Agriculture seeing the impacts of inflation

If inflation at the grocery store makes you cringe, farmers trying to purchase fertilizer and herbicides can more than relate. Greg McClure, Riley County K-State Ag Extension Agent, says anhydrous ammonia prices are what scares him a lot right now. He says prices last December were $424 a ton, but today, that isn’t the case. [...]

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By |2021-11-26T13:00:56-06:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Agriculture seeing the impacts of inflation

Riley County Law Board discusses potential new equipment for officers, out-of-town meeting locations

Potential new equipment for officers The Riley County Police Department is looking at purchasing new firearm-flashlight attachments and holsters for its officers. According to RCPD director Dennis Butler, data shows about 90 percent of all officer-involved shootings occur in low-light situations. He says having a firearm with a flashlight attached to it instead of having two separate [...]

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By |2021-07-19T15:54:02-05:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County Law Board discusses potential new equipment for officers, out-of-town meeting locations

Pottawatomie County hosts open house for new Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility

Pottawatomie County held a public open house in Westmoreland Monday for the newly constructed Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility. County commissioners and staff gathered as they commemorated the completion of a project that has been in the works for over five years. The building will replace Public Works’ nearly 85-year-old shop and allow the department [...]

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By |2021-06-29T19:40:26-05:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Tags: |Comments Off on Pottawatomie County hosts open house for new Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility

Official discusses economic state of downtown Manhattan

Many businesses in downtown Manhattan are reporting a steady recovery from the pandemic. Downtown Manhattan executive director Gina Scroggs spoke to the city commission Tuesday about the results of their annual business survey. She says the results show many downtown businesses are recovering from the pandemic. Scroggs says some businesses are actually experiencing financial success [...]

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By |2021-06-23T16:19:37-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on Official discusses economic state of downtown Manhattan

Pott. County discusses upcoming Fleet Maintenance Facility open house, potential hit to budget

Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility open house Pottawatomie County is preparing for the upcoming Public Works Fleet Maintenance Facility open house. Public Works engineering aide Janell Ralph says crews are still moving into the building. The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Pottawatomie County entered into an agreement with Schultz Construction of Manhattan [...]

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By |2021-06-09T15:19:30-05:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County|Tags: |Comments Off on Pott. County discusses upcoming Fleet Maintenance Facility open house, potential hit to budget

RCPD arrests Junction City man for child sex crimes

Riley County Police arrested a Junction City man Friday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child. Officers arrested 31-year-old Aaron Zachry after responding to a report of an unwanted person accused of suspicious activity at the pool. An initial investigation revealed Zachry possessed sexual pictures of children on his cell phone. According to [...]

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By |2021-06-05T08:16:06-05:00June 5th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on RCPD arrests Junction City man for child sex crimes

City holds first work session to create 2022 budget

State of the General Fund Manhattan officials discussed the state of the General Fund, which is the city’s main operating fund, during the city commission meeting Tuesday. The meeting was the first of several that will be held over the next few months to create the 2022 budget. Despite the pandemic, city manager Ron Fehr [...]

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By |2021-05-26T11:13:28-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on City holds first work session to create 2022 budget

City talks new development regulations for parking, digital signs

New parking and digital-sign regulations The Manhattan Development Code will establish new maximum standards for parking. Assistant director of community development Chad Bunger says the goal is to limit the negative effects of large parking lots, such as inefficient land use and storm-water runoff issues. Mayor Wynn Butler says he is not in favor of [...]

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By |2021-05-19T13:34:59-05:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on City talks new development regulations for parking, digital signs

Pig Out for Parkinson’s fundraiser raises awareness, money for Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program

Rockin K’s hosted the 11th annual Pig Out for Parkinson’s fundraiser Thursday as dozens gathered for the chance to eat Cox Brothers BBQ and meet former K-State football coach Bill Snyder and current K-State football coach Chris Klieman. The goal of the event is to raise awareness and money for the Meadowlark Hill’s Parkinson’s Program, [...]

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By |2021-04-29T18:17:18-05:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on Pig Out for Parkinson’s fundraiser raises awareness, money for Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program

Downtown Manhattan hosts 4th annual Pink Up the Pace 5K and Honor Walk

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Manhattan early Saturday morning for the fourth annual Pink Pink Up the Pace 5K and Honor Walk. The event, which is put on by Downtown Manhattan Inc., aims to raise money for breast-cancer research. Many of the people who participated in the race are those who have been directly [...]

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By |2021-04-24T11:51:16-05:00April 24th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan|Tags: |Comments Off on Downtown Manhattan hosts 4th annual Pink Up the Pace 5K and Honor Walk
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